Principles Research

On this page you will find the research projects under the "Principles of Sustainability" course. Scroll below to see the different projects. Under each title heading you will find the abstract to each research project and links to the final presentation as well as links to the researcher's page and/or final report.

Student Behavior and Academic Performance at PVHS

posted Jun 21, 2012, 2:41 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 12:40 PM ]

By: Corey Khazanovich, Ryan Wells, Yarentcy ParamoOrtega, Adam GachDavenport, Abdel JimenezToscueto

Abstract:

Final Presentation
Live Survey

*NOTE: All scientific procedures recorded in student lab book.

Health and Wellness of Students at PVHS

posted Jun 21, 2012, 2:37 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 12:37 PM ]

By: Austin Morse, Heather Harrenstein, Chun Wu, Nikita Kowal

Abstract: This survey has the intention of figuring out weather or not students at PVHS are living a healthy live style. The Hypothesis states that "If sanitation and student activity are not regarded at a high standard, then students will be prone to diseases such as flu or diseases form an unhealthy lifestyle, because they are not concerned about their health." Responders were asked questions such as how often they exercise and how healthy their diet is. This survey was spawned out of the Principles of Sustainability equity unit.

Final Presentation
Live Survey

*NOTE: All scientific procedures recorded in student lab book.


Crosswalk Safety Around PVHS Campus

posted Jun 21, 2012, 2:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 11:15 AM ]

By: Andrew DelaRosa, Kayla Pabon, John Caviness, Alex Prescot-Hansen
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Abstract:

Final Presentation
Live Survey

*NOTE: All scientific procedures recorded in student lab book.

Quality of Diet for Students at PVHS

posted Jun 21, 2012, 1:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 12:07 PM ]

By: Emily Powell, Benjamin Tashnick, Tri Le, Jason Payan, Treistin Bachtiger

Abstract: The goal of this survey was to see if students at PVHS take their diet seriously. The hypothesis stated that "If the nutritional value of the food was to improve then there would be no change in the demand for it. This is due to a lack of concern for nutrition."  The way that it was determined if students were concerned about their diet was the were asked first if they check the nutrition facts on their food, and then if they would be interested in more healthy school food. This survey was spawned from the the Principles of Sustainability equity unit.

Final Presentation
Live Survey

*NOTE: All scientific procedures recorded in student lab book.

Income and Academic Performance at PVHS

posted Jun 21, 2012, 1:07 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 12:23 PM ]

By: Nick Leto, Sage Hansen, Ivette Jimenez, Alex Blilie, Itzel Coria Ramirez

Abstract: Income in a school population varies from student to student. When students are on the low end of the income scale, it can be assumed that their academic performance suffers. The surveys conducted by students in the Principles of Sustainability corse at CREST have taken in hundreds of survey responses to collect a pool of data concerning one of five social topics. The data collected for the Income and Academia group shows that those who are not prepared for school due to lack of funds, are less likely to perform well in their classes. 

Live Survey

*NOTE: All scientific procedures recorded in student lab book.



Aerial Reforestation

posted Jun 7, 2012, 11:13 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 9:24 AM by Unknown user ]

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By: Ben Tashnick, Ivette Jimenez, and Trestin Bachtiger

Abstract : Every year, 18 million acres of trees are chopped down due to the demand for lumber. Aerial reforestation is a new method of reforestation done by air on small planes in which ten year old seedlings are dropped into areas that have been deforested due to the demand of lumber.  This technique focuses on inaccessible areas in need of reforestation.  Some examples of areas that are in need of being reforested are: barren deserts, inaccessible mountain sides, war-ravaged areas, wetlands, or any other area where it might be inaccessible to foresters.

Final Presentation
Aerial Reforestation Report
Podcast: Group 10

Benjamin Tashnick's Research Page
Ivette Jimenez's Research Page
Trestin Bachtiger's Research Page



What's for Dinner? How to Feed the Growing World Population

posted Jun 7, 2012, 11:10 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2012, 12:34 PM by Unknown user ]

By: Tri Le, Itzel Coria, Jason Payan








Abstract: The worlds population has has seen a dramatic increase since the late 40's early 50's. Along with the demand for energy increasing due to the population jump, the demand for food to feed the worlds people has increased as well. As the demand for food grows, the question is posed "What will our dinner look like in the next 50 years?" Many methods that are being used today such as factory farming fish and cattle have dramatic efects to mach the benefits. 

How to Feed the Growing World Population Report
Final Presentation
Podcast: Group 9 

Tri Le's Research Page
Itzel Coria Research Page
Jason Payan Research Page

The Tragedy of the Commons

posted Jun 6, 2012, 1:48 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2012, 12:44 PM by Unknown user ]

By: Alex Blilie, Emily Powell, Nick Leto, Sage Hanson
Abstract: The Tragedy of the Commons is a term used to describe a dilemma where a shared resource, or a commons, is exploited. This is due to lack of cooperation between the users, ignorance to one’s effect on the resource, and increase in demand due to population growth. This tragedy affects population growth because the ratio of resources per person decreases as the number of people increase. In other words, the Tragedy of the Commons states that, unless the allocation of resource for each person decreases as the population increases, the resource will be stressed to the point of depletion. One fine example of this is groundwater use in Arizona. Groundwater is a finite resource, yet suburban communities that do not have access to canals rely on it for water. This prevents population growth in these communities because of lack of access to reliable, affordable water resources. 

The Tragedy of the Commons Report
Final Presentation
Podcast: Group 11

Alex Blilie's Research Page
Emily Powell's Research Page
Nick Leto's Research Page
Sage Hanson's Research Page



Analyzing the State of Sanitation of the Restrooms at the Secondary Education Level

posted Jun 6, 2012, 1:40 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2012, 12:46 PM by Unknown user ]

By: Adam Gach-Davenport, John Caviness, Abdel Jimenez-Toscueto

Abstract:


Final Presentation
Final Report
Podcast: Group 15

Adam Gach-Davenport Research Page
John Caviness Research Page
Abdel Jimenez-Toscueto Research Page

Energy Usage and Population Dynamics

posted Jun 6, 2012, 1:31 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 9:28 AM by Unknown user ]

By: Nikita Kowal, Heather Harrenstine, Yartency Paramo,  Chun Wu







Abstract: In the United States, energy is becoming a more widely discussed topic. This can be attributed to one fact in particular: as the earth’s population increases, many energy resources, such as fossil fuels, are decreasing rapidly because people are consuming more than they need. Energy resources and population dynamics vary throughout the country. Comparing and contrasting these two facets of each region shows that all of the regions in the United States have different techniques of providing energy to their population, but all strive for the same goal: to keep our country running smoothly.

Final Report
Final Presentation
Podcast: Group 14


Nikita Kowal's Research Page
Heather Harrenstine Research Page
Yartency Paramo Research Page
Chun Wu Research Page

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